Tim Hudak is not always wrong.

Just because you wish someone was not there does not make him go away. It is almost as though Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario Liberals do not know what to do about Opposition Leader Tiny Tim Hudak. It is not that Timmy is an in-your-face type of guy. He is more like a yapping dog outside your window when you are trying to take a nap. He is more of an annoyance.

But Wynne and her friends need to pay some attention to him. First of all, just because he thinks an idea’s time has come does not necessarily mean that it is a bad idea. He probably got the idea about selling the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) from a good Liberal. For example, this liberal thinks the time is well past due to turn around the entire stupid way we sell alcohol in this province. It is not only narrow-minded, archaic, inefficient and a bad use of political effort but it shows the political inertia of our province. Timmy is absolutely correct when he says we could make more money from a liberalized and privatized approach.

All that Premier Wynne and Finance Minister Sousa are proving is that they do not understand the modern world. This is not the 1920s in Ontario when you had to please the Orange Lodge and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. If they do not get in touch with the realities of the 21st Century, they are going to be gone and forgotten whenever we get this province to the polls.

Are these people so busy obeying the dictates of NDP Leader Andrea Horwath that they cannot give a nod to poor little Timmy? If the NDP in Ontario ever realize the harm that Horwath is doing to them, they will be waving red flags, occupying Queen’s Park and having a Socialist Spring in Ontario. Forgiving the waste of hundreds of millions on cancelled gas-powered electrical plants for a maybe reduction in car insurance rates is the saddest tale in Ontario in many years.

Neither Wynne nor Sousa seem to have a clue what Timmy is going on about. All he is saying is that convenient, neighbourhood access to alcoholic beverages means more revenue for the government. You do not have to be an economist to understand that. People would buy smaller packages if they were convenient. Smaller packages offer more tax percentage than larger packages, more people are employed, less binge drinking, easier policing and less medical concerns with alcohol.

In this argument, Timmy is on the side of the angels.

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